Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:58:25 +0000
Subject: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.8 Bug - Disk read error

Dear All,
I happily used Gimp 2.4 and 2.6 for quite some time on my laptop.
Now I have downloaded and installed Gimp 2.8 it won’t open any files for me – 
when I try to open a file it returns an error message “no disc in the drive” 
about a disc drive I don’t believe I have.
I tried uninistalling and reinstalling (two weeks later) and the same bug 
Any help please?

Now this is just a random guess, but look for a file called 
"recently-used.xbel", usually in your designated application data directory 
(when in doubt, do a full search).  It is a document-history XML file globally 
shared between all GTK+ applications (GIMP, Inkscape, etc.), but if it 
accumulates entries that no longer match a valid path (removable media drives, 
remote network shares, etc.), this can cause the above error message to occur 
in basically any/every GTK+ app you have, usually in close proximity to the 
Open/Save dialogs.

It is safe to remove bad entries from the file (or even the file itself, it is 
auto generated), and if that was in fact the cause it'll clear the problem in a 

-- Stratadrake
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.

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